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My Favorite Recipes: Marlene Maurer

Marlene Maurer
Lakewood, Colo.

I am honored to be included in your 30th Anniversary Edition.

I was born and raised on a dairy farm in Ohio. My husband and I, along with our three children, moved to Colorado in 1969. Inspiration started at home, from gardening and homekeeping to cooking and entertaining. My childhood country life involved apron string’s training from a mother and grandmother who were superb cooks. My cooking abilities migrated to my mother-in-law’s recipes and to the tutelage of many friends who are “master chefs.” I established a passion of collecting and developing recipes and menus to share with family and friends on our evenings of gourmet dining. The path has been exciting and enriching and has just begun.

In addition to “cooking and dining activities,” I enjoy needlepoint, knitting, foreign travel to obscure places, gardening, sewing, crafts, spending time at our mountain cabin, celebrating special occasions and, of course, being a grandparent. I retired from the Law Department of U.S. West (now known as Qwest) in 1994 and since then I have been working part time for a retired CEO.

I have contributed recipes to the Fence Post since April 2001 – 128 mailings – consisting of several recipes each time. There have been calls from subscribers inquiring about particular recipes and expressing how much they enjoy my recipes.